PKO BP SA Powszechna Kasa Oszczednosci Bank Polski (EBRD-53836)

  • Europe and Central Asia
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  • Poland
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jul 20, 2022
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Powszechna Kasa Oszczednosci Bank Polski S.A.
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  • Finance
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 53.95 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported 50
Converted using 2023-02-05 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ EBRD website

Updated in EWS Feb 7, 2023

Disclosed by Bank Feb 2, 2023

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Project Description
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EBRD invested EUR 50 million in senior preferred bonds placed by PKO BP S.A. Powszechna Kasa Oszczednosci Bank Polski S.A. (PKO BP, or the Issuer) as part of a EUR 750 million inaugural bail-an-able issuance to be listed on the Luxemburg and Warsaw Stock Exchanges. The bonds have a 3-year remaining maturity with a call option in 2-years.

The project supports the resilience and regulatory compliance of PKO BP, a systemically important institution in Poland, building resilience to market shocks by contributing to the gradual build-up of its loss absorption capacity in the form of eligible bail-in-able instruments. The project also delivers on the Bank's green agenda and national green economy priorities for Poland.


Categorised FI (ESP 2019), PKO BP is an existing client of the Bank and will be required to continue to comply with EBRD's Performance Requirements 2, 4 and 9 and to report annually to the Bank on ESHS issues and performance. As for all capital market transactions, the use of EBRD's funding under this project for Category A projects.


Investment Description
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Financial Intermediary
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Private Actors Description
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PKO BP S.A. Powszechna Kasa Oszczednosci Bank Polski S.A.

PKO BP is Poland's largest financial group, accounting for around 16% of sector's assets, 17.4% of loan portfolio, and 17.8% of deposits. The bank had total consolidated assets of PLN 439 billion (EUR 90.4 billion) as of 30 September 2022. The State Treasury is PKO BP's largest stakeholder, with a 29.43% stake as of December 30, 2022. Nationale Nederlanden pension fund holds 8.15% and Aviva pension fund holds 7.26% of total shares.

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - Powszechna Kasa Oszczednosci Bank Polski SA Client -

Contact Information
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Agnieszka Zdziennicka

+48 22 778 86 04

PKO Bank Polski S.A.
Ul. Migdalowa 4
02-796 Warszawa


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